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2015 Ohio Sierra Club Retreat

Mohican-winterWe hope you can join the Sierra Club for our annual Chapter Retreat. As one of the largest and most influential environmental organizations in the state, this is the time each year where we celebrate our victories, renew our spirits, and make our plans the year ahead. All are welcome, and meals will be provided for members who register.

Join us at Mohican State Park Lodge for the Annual Chapter Retreat on Jan 31st- Feb 1st!

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Stop Toxins from Algae in Drinking Water

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Click here to submit public comments to Ohio EPA by November 19.

1.) Insist algae toxin standards be created for Ohio drinking water supplies

2.) Request mandatory testing to occur at community water systems

 

 

Don’t Let Ohio Coal Get A Bailout

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Carbon pollution rolls from Sammis Coal-fired Power Plant. Utilities are asking PUCO to approve passing costs for outdated plants like Sammis onto customers. credit: Akron Beacon Journal

In June 2014, Governor Kasich signed into law a bill that guts Ohio’s clean energy and efficiency standards. Passing this new law was not enough for Ohio’s utilities, though. 

Now, Ohio’s largest electric utilities, AEP, Duke, and FirstEnergy are seeking to keep a number of Ohio’s oldest and dirtiest power plants open for years to come.

And they want you and me to pay for it.

Take Action ->

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Energy and Renewables

As the fourth largest contributor of greenhouse gases in the U.S., Ohio is one of the largest energy users in the country. Clean, homegrown technologies, such as energy efficiency and renewable energy, can transform Ohio’s economic and energy future. For every dollar invested in energy efficiency, at least three dollars are saved on energy costs, while also creating Ohio jobs in manufacturing, construction, research, and design. Ohio’s universities, utilities, training centers, and businesses are also helping propel the state forward through investments in wind, solar, and other renewable technologies.

Check out our resources page to get more information on what you can do to help!

 

Energy and Renewables - Latest News

The Sierra Club Ohio Chapter along with many other organizations have signed a letter in support of stronger commercial building codes.  The letter was delivered to the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules Review (JCARR).  Stronger commercial energy efficiency building codes is just as important as strong residential building codes and can help push energy efficiency forward in Ohio.  To read the letter click here.

Different faiths, different congregations?  These differences do not matter to some Ohio congregations who are taking action to curb climate change.  They have teamed up with the Sierra Club and Ohio Interfaith Power and Light to take a stand against one of the most pressing environmental problems in decades.  Energy efficiency is their tool and has become one of the easiest ways to solve this problem.   Read More

Sierra Club, Ohio Interfaith Power and Light, and Westminster Presbyterian Church teamed up to promote energy efficiency!

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Ohio Statehouse photo courtesy of www.gongwer-oh.com

Ohio Statehouse photo courtesy of www.gongwer-oh.com

Thank you to all of our supporters and members for a fun and successful Clean Energy Lobby Day!  We would like to thank everyone who helped us on a rainy, wet lobby day on Tuesday because it would not have been possible without all of you.  While together we have made our voices heard about clean energy in Ohio, our work is far from being done.  We have seen coal mine tragedies, unprecedented oil spills, all of which are reminders that our fossil fuel dependence is dirty, expensive, and even deadly. Read More

Ohio Boasts Clean Energy Jobs

February 4th, 2010

Rally for Clean Energy

Rally for Clean Energy

The Buckeye State is leading the pack in Clean Energy Jobs! The Council of State Governments recently ranked Ohio as Number One in the nation for green job creation, with nearly 2,500 jobs created or retained through home weatherization. Jennifer Miller, conservation program coordinator for the Sierra Club’s Ohio Chapter, was interviewed with the Public News Service.

Click here to listen to Jen Miller’s radio interview, which was featured on radio stations statewide.